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Prime Minister directs action against food adulteration

Prime Minister directs action

Prime Minister directs action against food adulteration. He issued directive, while speaking at a meeting to control prices of food items in Islamabad.

Furthermore, meeting also reviewed the progress of launching of application “Durust Daam” in big cities of all provinces. The meeting approved crackdown against adulteration in food items.

Prime Minister directs action

However, PM Khan called for strict action against the elements who involved in adulteration in food items. To, him such elements were  playing with people’s health.

He further directed all provincial governments to take effective administrative actions to control the rising prices. 

Moreover, he asked them for timely planning to maintain the demand and supply of basic items.

Prime Minister emphasised use of modern technology to eradicate food adulteration.

He said he will review the progress in this regard on weekly basis through video conference. 

Meanwhile, he will regularly exchange views to address the problems which the general public face with.

Those attended meeting included Commerce Adviser Abdul Razzak Daud, Special Assistant to the PM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan. Chief Ministers Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, federal secretaries and chief cecretaries of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh also attended.

Meanwhile, talking to a delegation of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association in Islamabad today, Prime Minister directed to take action against mafia involved in adulteration of pesticides and seeds.

He said the government, in collaborating with China, is focusing on research to enhance yield of cotton and other crops.

On the proposal of the delegation, Imran Khan advised the Commerce Division to appoint an expert focal person to look into the matters relating to cotton.

The delegation apprised the Prime Minister that locusts’ attack on cotton crop last year inflicted a heavy loss on the crop and apprehended that it can result in reduction of textile exports.

The delegation also thanked the Prime Minister and his economic team for steps taken to enhance textile exports.

GTV

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